Dulwich CC honours Peter Rice!

On Thursday 31st August, Dulwich Cricket Club said so-long to one of it's longest-serving and best players.

Peter Rice joined Dulwich in 1958 aged 15, following his dad Eric – another great stalwart of the club. Peter came to the fore in the 60s. He captained the club during one of its most successful periods, in the mid-1970s. He has played every season of cricket at Dulwich over the last 60 years, making more than 1,500 appearances and hitting more than 30,000 runs. 

Rico's great friend David Woods – who has been at Dulwich 51 years himself - brought a Paralytics XI to Burbage Road to pay tribute to Peter, who has finished his playing career at the age of 75. A slightly damp start put paid to any ambitions to play a day-long timed fixture, but enabled an extended, and equally wet, lunch which both sets of players, three generations of the Rice clan and assembled friends of Peter and the Paralytics enjoyed thoroughly.

A t20 fixture got started after the clouds has passed, with the Paralytics winning a tight game by 5 runs. Peter made six and then, in his final-final game on Saturday, hit 34 in the 5th vs 6th XI friendly at the DSG.

Everyone at Dulwich Cricket Club wishes Peter all the best as he moves into retirement and look forward to seeing him around the club for another gin and tonic or two.

More photos from the day will be available in due course and posted here.

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